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Books we have been reading

May 29, 2015

 Stuffocation: Why We’ve Had Enough of Stuff and Need Experience More Than Ever by James Wallman

I have read many books about materialism and voluntary simplicity, and I started skimming this book, thinking I would not find much new to glean from it. 374 more words

Homeschooling

Seeing

But the freedom I speak of is more than temporal; it is also a freedom of emotion and spirit, to know that happiness and fulfillment can be found in the smallest and simplest of places and things.  

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Books we have been reading

April 1, 2015

Books we have been reading:

 Long Life by Mary Oliver

This is a short book with large concerns about constancy and habit. Across poems and essays, Oliver relates the rewards she has received from her routines of walking and noticing the behaviors and patterns of life around her in Provincetown, Massachusetts. 369 more words

Homeschooling

Is Conscious Consumption an Oxymoron?

Because all of my work happens on the computer, it’s so easy to mindlessly switch from “work mode” to “free time” mode without ever getting off the sofa or closing my laptop. 698 more words

Grab Bag

Embracing the Challenge That Comes From Observing a Successful Unschooler

Families that choose the unconventional path of unschooling for their children are rarely boring. Typically they are utterly fascinating. After all, boring people rarely have the fortitude to do anything as counter-cultural as this. 1,301 more words

Living Intentionally

May I Borrow a Cup of Sugar?

Tomorrow’s forecasted snow is number five? Six? I can’t remember. At any rate, there’s already plenty, thank you very much, of snow on the ground. I walked in my snowshoes thirty yards or so to check the culvert and it wore me out, the snow was so deep (although to be fair to myself, I was coming down with a cold). 284 more words

Opinion

Damaged Logic and our Children

While reading an article by Ben Hewitt in Yankee Magazine this morning, I noticed he used the phrase “damaged logic” when referring to putting-up wood for the winter.   743 more words

Children